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A 20-year-old female asked:

Do stds like gonorrhea and chlamydia show up in a urine culture?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No: Both germs will never be found on a culture. They have special growth requirements & are not tested that way. They can take pee and look for the DNA of either germ in that specimen, but it must be ordered specifically for that purpose.
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